We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Expedia.comUS$121*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$145*
US$121*
US$124*
US$145*
US$121*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Chateau Tongariro Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,520 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,343: English reviews
Start your review of Chateau Tongariro Hotel
 Click to rate
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had waited 40 years to stay at this 90 year old grand dame. Would we visit again? Sadly, no. The bed was hard. The pillows were 'noisy'. The shower was in a full height bath, which was chipped. Very easy to slip, due to the height of the bath itself. Staff were professional and friendly, however, the modernisation of the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tony J
New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had two nights here on a special 'Grab One' deal with dinner, bed and breakfast. The Chateau has great character and charm, and the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable with good heating. Public rooms have a lovely heritage feel. Staff were friendly and efficient. There are plenty of nice walks/ hikes nearby to suit all levels of fitness. Would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fourkiwis
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've only stayed once before. It has a faded glory charm about it. The rooms are ok but the beds are great. You stay here for the location and history more than anything. The dinner portions were very small but the buffet breakfast was fine.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 68skp70
Orange, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed overnight on a wet and misty day - pre dinner drinks in the sitting room and warmed up by the fireplace after having a delightful high tea. Dinner and breakfast were good and a visit downstairs to see the lap pool is a must.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maree C
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel needs more than a facelift, it needs an attitude shift. I love classic Grand Hotels; their old-world charm is what makes them distinct, and the staff and service often make up for minor issues. The Chateau definitely has the charm, especially in its common areas. What is also has, however, is plastic bathroom walls, loud hallways and a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Erik S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

After reading some reviews in here, I was really worried. We booked two nights here for our 14th Wedding anniversary. Firstly, the Grand Old Lady is just that. You have to have an appreciation for this type of building to begin with. She has excellent bones but will need some new paint every now and again. With the exterior, I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jenflipcow
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An icon no doubt, was great to finally stay here after years driving past as a kid. However it is in desperate need of an extensive refurbishment. The exterior is flaking off and the rooms are poor particularly given its price and apparent four star rating. The shower in our room reminded me of my grandma's shower from the 80s....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alastair M
Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a heritage room - lovely view over Mt Ngaruohoe - and it was warm even if freezing outside. The bath looked like it had insects in it, but that was just because the enamel was chipped, but the shower was great.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AnnetteRM2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the bad review I gave this experience last year I went again on mothers day and really enjoyed it. Not a cracked cup in sight. Very good service and plenty of beautiful goodies to eat. Well done.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ngaire G
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely opulent place to stay. Great service, food, room, pool and sauna. A must to stay if in the area. Loved the service and chandeliers and air of opulence and the past. Highly recommend staying even for one night

 Report
Helpful?
Thank kimz120

663 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (656)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (152)
Viewed
Dining (47)
Viewed
View from Room (51)
Viewed
Bathroom (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (82)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Other (285)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Whakapapa
0.2 mi away
Skotel Alpine Resort
Skotel Alpine Resort
#2 of 2 in Whakapapa
424 reviews
15.5 mi away
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
7.7 mi away
Adventure Lodge & Motel
Adventure Lodge & Motel
#1 of 3 in Tongariro National Park
492 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.7 mi away
Plateau Lodge
Plateau Lodge
#1 of 9 in National Park Village
245 reviews
16.2 mi away
The Peaks Motor Inn
The Peaks Motor Inn
#2 of 6 in Ohakune
189 reviews
7.7 mi away
The Park Hotel Ruapehu
The Park Hotel Ruapehu
#5 of 9 in National Park Village
327 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Everything we do at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel we believe in providing you with a timeless elegance. We believe that preserving tradition and history is most important and as the hotel is located within a dual World Heritage National Park, conservation and culture are also at the forefront of your experience. Tongariro National Park provides a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Chateau Tongariro to discover. Chateau Tongariro provides accommodation, restaurants, bars and conference facilities and is an all-seasons, utterly timeless experience not to be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Address: State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Chateau Tongariro)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Tongariro National Park > Whakapapa
Price Range: £82 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chateau Tongariro Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Cancelon, Agoda, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Chateau Tongariro Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel Tongariro National Park
Bayview Chateau Tongariro National Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Chateau Tongariro Hotel staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Chateau Tongariro Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Wouldn't be our first choice, if we visited NZ again.”
tonyj942, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“ask for a heritage room with a volcano view”
AnnetteRM2015, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Any room will be great”
kimz120, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Had an upgraded room which looked out towards the mountain. robably a room overlooking the golf course might have a better view”
KL4424, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms facing north are best likely to give views of the volcanoes Ngauruhoe and Tongariro...”
SJPONeill, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Expedia.com
US$121* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$124
Hotels.comUS$121
HotelQuicklyUS$145
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates